Numbers show Miami football offense improved significantly in 2023

The Miami football team improved significantly offensively by most measures in 2023.

Nov 18, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Mario Cristobal looks on from
Nov 18, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Mario Cristobal looks on from / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Rushing Yards

Miami showed the most significant improvement on offense on the ground. The Hurricanes finished 95th nationally, averaging 128.33 rushing YPG in 2023. Miami improved to 45th nationally and 173.15 rushing YPG in 2023. Those numbers improved across the board.

Miami was 106th nationally, averaging 112.36 rushing YPG versus FBS opponents in 2022. The Hurricanes finished 81st, averaging 110.89 rushing YPG versus Power Five opponents in 2022. Miami was 47th in 2023, averaging 167.58 rushing YPG versus FBS opponents in 2023.

Against Power Five opponents, Miami averaged 143.80 rushing YPG in 2023. Miami improved from 10th in the ACC in rushing YPG to seventh in 2023. Miami finished 11th in the ACC versus conference opponents, averaging 102.88 rushing YPG in 2022. In 2023, Miami was eighth, averaging 153.88 rushing YPG versus conference opponents.

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There has been a lot of discussion about Dawson leading the Miami offense. Miami improved across the board offensively in 2023. Most of the Miami skill position players return for Miami in 2024. In the second year in the Dawson offense, Miami should continue to evolve.